Sunday, December 15, 2013

More Than Just Pencil Lead

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre where 20 school children and 6 staff members were killed; however, it is apparent, the tragedy that moved a nation has led to little to no reform. In today's world children are being exposed to more violence than ever before. In a 2011 survey 33% of children admitted to being in a physical fight at school within the last year. Any given month 6% of high schoolers will stay home fearing violence. Another 6% will bring weapons to school for protection. Clearly there is an overwhelming issue facing today's youth.  Americans are wondering who should take the bullet (pardon the pun) for such an alarming trend. Over the next week I will be submitting a series of post investigating different aspects of media and society and the roles they play in adolescent violence.

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